RAMALLAH, Friday, January 4, 2019 (WAFA) – Minister Ahmad Assaf, the General Supervisor of the Official Media and the chairman of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), on Friday blamed Hamas, the de facto authority in Gaza, as responsible for the attack on Friday by five masked assailants on PBC headquarters in Gaza City.
Assaf personally blamed the chairman of the Hamas politburo and Hamas chief in the Gaza Strip for the attack, given the fact that Hamas has been the de facto ruler of the Strip since its takeover of the enclave from the Palestinian Authority in 2007.
“This crime comes in conjunction with the Israeli attack on the official Palestinian media. A few days ago, a Palestine TV correspondent was injured [by Israeli soldiers] in Nablus while reporting on the crimes of the occupation. Before that, the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) was raided [by Israeli army],” Assaf said during an aired interview with official Palestine TV.